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Tonight: Forum at Woodside High on addressing enrollment growth

Original post made on May 29, 2013

James Lianides, superintendent of the Sequoia Union High School District, is scheduled to be on stage at the Performing Arts Center at Woodside High School on Wednesday at 7 p.m. to discuss projections predicting that high school enrollment will expand beyond carrying capacity by the 2020-21 school year.

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Posted by Wayne
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 29, 2013 at 12:37 pm

One simple solution regarding the students taking the bus from Ravenswood to Carlmont is to impose the later start time at Carlmont to be aligned with the other high schools. Thanks....

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Posted by mutti
a resident of Belle Haven Elementary
on May 29, 2013 at 3:08 pm

It's crazy that the Ravenswood students get bussed all over the county for high school. To make it worse, Ravenswood has open enrollment, so students living all over the (tiny) area go to random schools -- not necessarily in their neighborhood. Then when they go to high school they are forced by Sequoia District to attend a high school according to geography.

And Sequoia built a new, small high school facility in East Palo Alto which is sitting empty. Why not let EPA students attend high school in EPA?

Only about 1/2 of Ravenswood kids go to Sequoia schools, anyway. The rest go to private or charter schools where they won't be ignored and automatically relegated to lower lane classes.

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Posted by Old MP
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 29, 2013 at 4:21 pm

@mutti: do you have data to back up your claim that "about half" of Ravenswood kids don't go to SUHSD and go to private and charter instead?

I'd suggest you're making it up. You conveniently have left out the Tinsley Program where some of the participants attend PAUSD schools, including Gunn and Palo Alto high schools.

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Posted by thatguy
a resident of another community
on May 30, 2013 at 6:29 pm


Have you seen the traffic on the 101 between 7AM and 8:30AM? A later start time at Carlmont would likely add to the problem, that is why the school asked for a waiver of that requirement

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Posted by What happened?
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 3, 2013 at 3:40 pm

So what feedback came up at the Woodside HS event?

I haven't seen it covered?

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Posted by Renee Batti
associate editor of The Almanac
on Jun 3, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Renee Batti is a registered user.

Here's a link to the Almanac's story, which we just posted online:

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